- Semester: Fall 2020
- Course ID: 381S
- Credit Hours: 3
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Not Allowed
- Experiential Credit: 3 credit hours
- Professional Skills: Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
- Upperclass-only elective
|WED||4:15 - 7:05 pm||ONLINE|
This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.
This course focuses on the acquisition of professional skills necessary to perform two separate roles in the mediation process: legal advocate and mediator. During the course, students will learn the social and political bases for the development of alternative dispute resolution procedures; become familiar with different models of negotiation and mediation; study the legislation that regulates the practice of mediation, especially in Texas courts; increase awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses in communication and negotiation and improve those skills; acquire advocacy skills for representing clients in mediation; acquire the essential skills necessary to mediate interpersonal and legal disputes; and develop a framework for making ethical decisions as a legal advocate or mediator in the mediation process. Students will read textbooks, participate in negotiation and mediation role plays, complete exercises designed to enhance communication and negotiation skills, and prepare a reflective journal. The course is designed to fulfill the statutory minimum requirements in Texas for a basic training course in dispute resolution techniques.
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Important Class Changes
|10/07/2020||Experiential credit changed|
|Exam information updated|